1st Half of All-German CL Final Set

1st Half of All-German CL Final Set

London looks set to host an all-German Champions League final after Borussia Dortmund weathered the storm from Real Madrid to get past the Spanish side 4-3 on aggregate. Here is the lowdown ...

Jose Mourinho's run of Champions League semifinal defeats at Real Madrid continued into a third season Tuesday night as the longed-for remontada, comeback, never materialized at the Bernabeu. Madrid's win means that dark horse Borussia Dortmund has reached its first final since winning the competition in 1997 and is likely to meet German rival Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium in just over three weeks.

Had Madrid scored an early goal, the night could have been very different. Instead, it failed to make its dominance in the opening 15 minutes count, and late goals by Karim Benzema (83rd minute) and Sergio Ramos (88th) left Dortmund clinging in a dramatic finale.

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